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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (15 in., 16 in., 17 in., 18 in.)

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    • Extreme Performance Competition Tire
    • D.O.T. Compliant, Road-Legal
    • High-Grip Compound, Semi-Racing Design
    • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
    • Designed for Drag Racing Applications
    • For Use on Rear Wheels Only
    • Designed for All Ford Mustangs

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    Manufacturer Ratings
    • Drag Radial
    • Directional

      Directional tires can only be rotated front-to-back, but not side-to-side. Staggered sized directional tires cannot be rotated.

    Customer Ratings
    • Dry Traction 4.9/5 4.877193
    • Wet Traction 3.6/5 3.618182
    • Road Noise 3.8/5 3.829268
    • Ride Quality 4.6/5 4.587719
    Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
    For 15" wheels
    275/50R15 7.5" - 9.5" 25.7 6/32" 785 26.4
    275/60R15 7.5" - 9.5" 27.8 6/32" 726 28.8
    325/50R15 9" - 11.5" 28 5/32" 721 33.3
    For 16" wheels
    245/50R16 7" - 8.5" 25.7 6/32" 785 24.4
    For 17" wheels
    315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 25.8 6/32" 782 29.7
    275/40R17 9" - 11" 25.6 6/32" 788 25.5
    245/45R17 7.5" - 9" 25.7 6/32" 785 23.5
    For 18" wheels
    285/40R18 9.5" - 11" 26.9 5/32" 750 29.3
    305/40R18 10" - 12" 27.7 5/32" 728 31.1
    305/35R18 10" - 12" 26.4 5/32" 764 30.1
    285/35R18 9.5" - 11" 25.9 5/32" 779 25.7
    305/45R18 9.5" - 11.5" 28.8 6/32" 701 33.4
    335/30R18 11.5" - 12.5" 26.1 5/32" 773 31.4
    NT555R Performance. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with maximum flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide maximum traction at the starting line. The tire comes molded at 6/32 of an inch and features a unique reinforced belt package to provide improved traction and high-speed stability. The NT555R is the perfect performance radial for the street or strip.

    Maximum-Traction Racing Tread. NT555R's are manufactured with the original tread depth of 6/32nds" and are constructed with a specially formulated soft racing tread compound to provide maximum traction. High block rigidity, soft compounding and large contact patch provide extreme dry traction in race conditions. Low void ratio and large tread blocks optimize dry traction.

    Summer Track Compound. The NT555R's compound is specifically designed to provide maximum sticky grip in the warm months on the street and the track. A reinforced belt package further improves handling and helps to prevent against punctures for road use.

    Application. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial is a unique ultra-high performance tire that's also D.O.T.-approved, making it perfect for any street/strip Mustang owner.

    NOTE: This is a high-performance tire intended for use during summer months or warm temperatures only. Use during cold weather will greatly reduce performance, traction and handling, and greatly increase stopping distance. If using this tire in a drag or track environment during cold weather, we strongly recommend performing a pre-run burnout to nominalize the tread compound's temperature.

    Mounting & Balancing: AmericanMuscle offers professional mounting and balancing on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order for an additional fee. This will allow you to swap out your old wheels for your new set when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill.

    • State of the Art On-Site Tire Facility
    • Scratch-Free Mounting Process
    • Environmentally Friendly, Lead Free Wheel Weights
    • Free Optional Nitrogen Tire Fill
    • 1 to 2 Business Day Turn Around Time on Most Orders

    Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is pleased to offer FREE optional nitrogen fill on wheels and tires that are purchased together on the same order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

    • Improves Fuel Economy
    • Reduced Weight
    • Maintaining Constant Tire Pressure throughout the Year
    • Prevents Corrosion to Preserve Wheel and Tire Life
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    41 Questions / 147 Answers

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    Would these fit on my '03 Cobra if it is lowered 1.4 inches in the rear? I have a set of 18x10 Saleens in the rear and was wondering if the radial would fit my car seeings how it is lowered. Thanks!

    GarrettC

    • Yes sir no problem

      bill2014

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    will this tire fit on my 20x10 bullits? fit under my 07 GT? If not what is the largest i can go? The package came with 285s on the rear.

    FASTKAT

    • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial in a 305/35-20 will certainly fit on the 20x10 wheel. Depending on the amount which your vehicle is lowered and if any spacer is on the hub, it could cause some rubbing on the fender. If you could contact us at your earliest convenience, we would be more than happy to confirm the fitment on you specific set-up :)

      AMJEFF

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    Is there a wider tire in a 17 wider than 315/35/17 ?

    JoseL

    • Unfortunately the largest size offered in the 17s is the 315/35R17.

      AMJustinH

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    Will the 325 50 R15 fit my 2014 mustang gt I have swaybar relocation mounts installed currently have race star 15x 10 direct drill wheels?

    JohnL

    • The 325/50/15 tires will definitelyfit the 15x10 wheels and shouldn't cause any issue being installed on your 2014 GT Mustang as long as your Mustang is not lowered. 

      AMJalisaB

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    Hello . if I install two tires like this, (305 / 40R18 NITTO Extreme NT555R Radial Drag Performance) with 18x10 offset 45 wheels, will the rear tires get out of the wing, or be equal to the edge of the tire? 'wing? And if the tires come out of the wing, how many millimeters will they come out? my mustang 2009 GT has not been lowered, original silencer, original chuck, original spring ,? -- Thank you. I want to install two rear wheels like this one on the 2009 Mustang GT (the GT500 style chrome 2010 18x10 45 offset wheel.

    DanielL

    • If you purchase the GT500 style wheels in 81x10 and run the 305/40/18 tires on them, they would stick out a bit further than the recommended tire size which is 275/40/18. Since that recommend tire size would sit flush with the fender the wider wheel would stick out past the fender about an inch (25mm) or so.

      AMJalisaB

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    Hello if I install two rear wheels like this one on 2009 Mustang GT (The 18x10 "2010 GT500 Chrome Style Wheel has a 45mm offset) and installs a tire like this one, (305 / 40R18 NITTO Extreme NT555R Radial Drag Performance) https://www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-nt555ramm.html, will the rear tires go out of the wing, or be equal to the edge of the wing? And if the tires come out of the wing, how many millimeters will they come out? thank you

    DanielL

    • If you purchase the GT500 style wheels in 81x10 and run the 305/40/18 tires on them, they would stick out a bit further than the recommended tire size which is 275/40/18. Since that recommend tire size would sit flush with the fender the wider wheel would stick out past the fender about an inch (25mm) or so.

      AMJalisaB

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    • Dry Traction 4.877193 4.9
    • Wet Traction 3.618182 3.6
    • Road Noise 3.829268 3.8
    • Ride Quality 4.587719 4.6



    • 5/5

      April 24, 2018

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

      No more spinning!

      I had some not so good yumitomos on the stang and with these nittos I actually grip from a dig. No more wheel spin whatsoever. Makes the car look awesome too! Amazing what just new tires can for both performance and looks.

      Hekteezy

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      April 21, 2018

      great tire for the price

      great tire for the price , after i heated them up . they hooked well

      KevinP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 25, 2018

      Nitto

      Great tire for the price. Don't expect them to last long if you have a heavy right foot. They are sticky. Got to love doing hole shots!

      AdamsGT

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 27, 2018

      NT555R Drag Radial

      Great tire when adding horsepower. Works great at the drag strip.

      Donald

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 18, 2018

      awesome tires

      awesome tires on my 14 gt supercharged car. great street/ roll race tire. for drag strip i would not recommend

      Mattcas

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      February 12, 2018

      Good grip

      Good tire. Nice grip in warm weather. Would recommend

      Mike12

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT350

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    • 5/5

      December 20, 2017

      Drag Radials

      Love them, they hook up in a straight line and handles curves as well

      ChrisBski

      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      November 24, 2017

      street and strip tires

      They look and run great, very good tire for the price.

      DonaldB

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      November 21, 2017

      Street and Strip tires

      bought to use on my Shelby on track day. Very nice, good bite and look great.

      DonaldB

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 4/5

      November 03, 2017

      Nice drag radial

      This tire holds pretty well, not the best but it last longer, which is what I needed.

      TruBlu02

      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      October 21, 2017

      Recommend

      Really good traction, but 1000 miles in, tread is going down like crazy. BUT, I know what i paid for, and that is the performance, and I got that out of this tire.

      ChaseH

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      October 07, 2017

      Great for the street/strip car

      This tire is one of the best street strip tires for moderate HP

      MichealB

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 29, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R18 (94-04 All)

      Tires

      Llittle to no burnout required, excellent grip,nice ride on road

      JoeC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 11, 2017

      Nitto

      I loved this tired, they hook up very good but they can also spin when you want it. No problems with rain

      mustanggt

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 05, 2017

      Works as advertised

      Great drag radial, could be used as a street tire, but wont do well in the rain, and due to its soft compound, it wears pretty quickly.

      Robert

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      September 04, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R20 (05-17 All)

      Best Tire I could as for

      I have a stage 2 procharged s550 that makes a little over 700 to the wheel and it pretty much dead hooks in second, but no tire will hook in 1st for me.

      MorrisT

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      August 31, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

      NittoRs

      Good street radial for the money..Nice stick to them but still decent if you get caught in rain

      JoeL

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 22, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R20 (05-17 All)

      Nitto nt555r

      I making over 700hp and these tires do a great job on the street wet or dry. Car spins in 1st gear as expected with that much power but in 2nd gear and above hooks great!! Very happy with them.

      Gtstang48

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      August 16, 2017

      NOT FOR ARIZONA

      Lasted about 5k miles before bald. Not for the hot sun in AZ. Soft tire with great grip tho. They do run narrow. In the heat its just not the right tire..600 in tires should last a little longer..Was expecting 15k miles. Spirited driving no burnouts

      JasonH

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 08, 2017

      Second gear grab

      These tires stick Like Glue, no more smoking the tires in second gear, haven't had a chance to get to the track yet but I am expecting a lot better 60 foot time.

      JohnS

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500

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